San Jose State University, Carl W. Sharsmith Herbarium (SJSU)

Founded in 1945 by Dr. Carl Sharsmith, the herbarium at San Jose State University houses a collection of more than 18,500 dried plant specimens. Many specimens were collected over Dr. Sharsmith's long career as a university professor and natural history ranger at Yosemite National Park. The collection is actively curated with approximately 500 new specimens being added every year.
Contacts: Lars Rosengreen, Curator,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 July 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 16,397 specimen records
  • 9,886 (60%) georeferenced
  • 14,564 (89%) with images (14,584 total images)
  • 16,221 (99%) identified to species
  • 254 families
  • 1,583 genera
  • 5,238 species
  • 6,077 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
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